In order to become a Member of the MII a person must complete an MII accredited training course**
All training programmes approved by the Mediators' Institute of Ireland are assessed against specific criteria based on the competencies required for the various levels of membership. Please note that while the following listed training programmes have been approved by the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (The MII), the MII is not responsible for the administration or delivery of these programmes. Also, to become a member of the MII, participants must register directly with the MII within 1 year of the date of the assessment.
Any person who is on an MII approved training programme is entitled to apply for Affiliation of the MII under the Trainee Affiliation scheme and any person who successfully completes an MII approved training programme and assessment is eligible to apply for Membership status.
Please note: Training Certificates are valid for 1 year from the date of the Assessment result. If more than 1 year has elapsed between the date of the assessment result and application for membership then applicants must retake and pass the MII skills assessment in order to apply for Membership.
If you would like to apply to have your training programme approved, please refer to the MII Training Course Approval Process
** exceptions are considered for recognition of equivalent training completed outside of the island of Ireland.
Continuing Professional Development training
The purpose of CPD is to ensure that Mediators keep their knowledge and skills up to date for the benefit of users of their service and for their own personal and professional development. CPD has an underlying ethical premise that asserts that clients have a right to expect competent and skilledpractitioners. Thus every Mediator has a responsibility to maintain and develop knowledge and skills, and alongside the individual responsibility, lies the professional Institute's obligation to provide the means whereby this can happen. Most professional bodies acknowledge that CPD is a commitment to lifelong learning with an emphasis on 'home skills', thus for the MII, the emphasis is on mediation skills. The MII requires that all practising Members complete a minimum of CPD hours and has agreed a CPD points system.
For information in relation to MII accreditation, membership, ethics or policy you should review the relevant section of this web site or contact email@example.com
For information on becoming a registered MII member or Affiliate, please see Membership Overview.
Mandatory additional training
40 hours Separating Couples training is mandatory for members who wish to be certified to mediate with Separating Couples.
Modules are delivered in the areas of Family Dynamics, Principles of Mediation within a family context, Family Conflict, Separating Couples Dynamics and Conflict, Family Mediation Processes, Intimate Partner Violence, Child Focused Mediation, Child Protection, Family Law and Separating Couples mediation, Mediating Living Apart, Mediating Financial Arrangements and Drawing up Mediation Settlements. (Full Details for each of the modules)
This training is a requirement for members of the MII who wish to practice as separating couples' mediators. Participation in this training by a person who is not, at the time of completing the training, a Member of the MII or cannot demonstrate that they have successfully completed MII Accredited Certified Training and MII Certified Assessment prior to this training, will not be recognised retrospectively should a person make an application for membership of the MII at a later date.
Separating Couples Specialist Family Training Programme -new curriculum from 1st April 2021. Applications are now open for suitably qualified trainers to provide this course. Full details and an application form are available here: https://www.themii.ie/separating-couples-specialist-family-training-programme
Code of Ethics and Practice training is mandatory for all members and must be completed once every three years. The training is interactive and highlights issues such as confidentiality and case management with examples from mediation experiences and, where appropriate, cross referring to the Mediation Act 2017.
Elder Mediators must hold EMIN certification in order to practice in this sector (from 1st January 2024).
Other sector specific mandatory training may be introduced in the future.
The MII accredits mediation training courses which meet set training standards.
The purpose of CPD is to ensure that Mediators keep their knowledge and skills up to date for the benefit of users of their service and for their own personal and professional development.